Rajkummar Rao is undoubtedly one of the most talented and critically acclaimed actors in Bollywood. The actor has worked with filmmaker Hansal Mehta numerous times before, in massively popular and acclaimed movies such as Shahid, Citylights, Aligarh and Omerta. Rajkummar Rao will now once again work with Hansal Mehta in the upcoming film, Chhalaang. However, while the previous films the two have worked on have been more on the serious side, Chhalaang will be a comedy with some subtle social commentary that will be added. Recently, in an interview with a news portal, Rajkummar Rao discussed the upcoming movie, revealing a few details of its plot, setting, and characters.
In the interview, Rajkummar Rao said that it was fantastic working with Hansal Mehta again on such an intriguing story. The actor further stated that he and Hansal had wonderful chemistry, which has resulted in some of the most beautiful stories of his career. He also added that Chhalaang will be the protagonist’s aspirational journey with loads of fun.
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Chhalaang is set in Haryana, and Rajkummar Rao will take on the role of a PT teacher in the film, named Montu. Actor Nushrat Bharucha will play Rajkummar Rao's love interest, Neelu. Taking about his preparation for the film, Rajkummar stated that it involved getting the Haryanvi accent right and learning about the fitness routine taught to kids in school.
The Bareilly Ki Barfi actor further revealed that as a child in school, he used to love the PT drills and his sports teachers were fond of him because he was good at every sport. In fact, one of his teachers wanted him to focus exclusively on sports and not get distracted by other extracurricular activities such as dance and acting. Rajkummar Rao added that Chhalaang will talk about the values of PT and sports in school and discuss how PT helps in instilling discipline and fitness in students while still remaining fun.
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